Monday, September 18, 2017

Guy Fieri, José Andrés Headline 12th Annual MetroCooking DC, December 9-10

Guy Fieri returns to MetroCooking DC

From our friends at MetroCooking DC...

Guy Fieri, José Andrés Headline December 9-10 MetroCooking DC Show

James Beard Chefs, 100s of specialty food vendors, BBQ Bash, L’Academie de Cuisine classes set for two-day culinary showcase

Headlining MetroCooking DC December 9-10 will be Food Network’s Guy Fieri and local favorite José Andrés. The region’s largest two-day culinary showcase will again take over DC’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This 12th edition of the event is organized by E.J. Krause & Associates.

Show-goers may shop from aisles of specialty food products, including holiday gift options,  experience live demos from James Beard honored chefs, participate in interactive workshops and  attend book signings from authors from throughout the country.

At the James Beard Foundation Cooking Stage will be an all-star lineup, including Fieri, Andrés, and RAMMY award-winners and local DC area chefs including Erik Bruner-Yang, Maketto; Vikram Sunderam, Rasika and Bindaas and Amy Brandwein, Centrolina, along with other regional Beard-honored winners and nominees. In addition, chefs from L’Academie de Cuisine will lead hands on cooking classes.

José Andrés (Photo: Blair Getz Mezibov)

Several interactive events within the event include a two-day Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden, with craft beer, specialty wines and spirits. The BBQ Bash on Saturday, December 9 with Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley, of DC’s Smoked & Stacked and Top Chef, hosting this event which will feature the area’s top barbecue restaurants and pitmasters offering food samples and giving grilling tips and trends. On Sunday, December 10, more than 50 restaurants will serve up signature sweet and savory bites at the 5th annual Grand Tasting Pavilion benefiting SOME (So Others Might Eat.)

Throughout the two-day event, there will be activities including ongoing tastings, demos and home entertaining and cooking workshops. Known to be a great shopping show, this year 200 specialty food exhibitors will showcase and sell products making the event a place to shop for holiday gifts for gourmands. The Natural Products and Healthy Living Pavilion will feature organic and natural products.

General admission tickets are priced at $21.50, which includes admission to the James Beard Cooking Stage and the Exhibitor Marketplace.The L’Academie de Cuisine cooking classes, Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden, BBQ Bash and the Grand Tasting are special ticketed events and sold separately. VIP ticket packages are available, which will afford a backstage meet and greet with Guy Fieri and José Andrés, plus access to additional ticketed special events.

Saturday, December 9 - Sunday, December 10, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Washington, DC
Hours: 10 AM - 6 PM, December 9; 10 AM - 5 PM, December 10
Ticket prices: General Admission - $21.50 in advance; Children 4-12 - $10 in advance
Children under 4 - free with paid adult

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